Effie told me about the prostitute whose diary you're reading.
The latter is a diary of events kept during Sir Stamford Raffles' administration by his Malay scribe.
He ceased keeping a diary, avoided the company of the Brothers, began going to the club again, drank a great deal, and came once more in touch with the bachelor sets, leading such a life that the Countess Helene thought it necessary to speak severely to him about it.
The building was burnt to the ground with all that it contained, including his private diary for forty years.
In the diary was set down everything in the children's lives that seemed noteworthy to their mother as showing their characters or suggesting general reflections on educational methods.